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Have you considered going longer and lighter ?

I've observed lots of excellent putters using 35" to 36" putters with 310 to 325 gram head weights.

I've not seen any player putt especially well with a heavy head and short shaft. Some likely do, but I have not seen one.

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S-Yard XV 5-wood

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Cleveland RTX 48-52-56-64 wedges

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Back when they banned belly putters I cut down my Mid Sur to my normal playing length (34) and I thought I putted pretty well for awhile with the 370g head. However, my distance control on long putts suffered and I didn't putt very well on faster greens. This was several years ago now and since then I went to a shorter putter (33.5) and a lighter head (I try to get putters in the 340g range) and I have never putted better - especially on faster greens

If you have decent hands / feel, I think a lighter putter is the way to go. But everybody is different and everyone should experiment to see what works best for them.

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I like heavier but balanced. Typical setup is 370-375g head, with a 100g grip and a 30g Tourlock installed 4 inches down the shaft. Putter does not feel “counterweighted” but it does smooth out my stroke. It feels like a heavier version of a 335-340g putter, if that makes sense.

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